Susan Lenart Kazmer | Ancient Techniques – Forging Wire Links | Monday, January 29th, 2018 | 9 am until 4 pm


In this hands on workshop learn the usefulness of this age-old technique reminiscent of our ancestors long ago. Using 10 gauge bronze wire, explore the possibilities of how it relates to jewelry design, form and structure. Learn the correct methods for hand hammering and alternately annealing wire for malleability and compliance. This technique of rendering round wire, flat allows for a handmade rustic look and feel. Drawing a bead for closure. Use this link bracelet as the start of a Talismans charm bracelet or for housing amulets, fringe or personal mementos. Finish at least one piece.

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Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer

Date of Class: 01/29/2018

Time: 9 am until 4 pm

Class Fee: $145

Level: All levels

Type: Project/Techniques

Kit Fee: $20 (payable to instructor at class time)

Kit Fee Includes 

10 gauge bronze wire, as much as needed in class

silver 20-gauge for attaching links

expendables such as liver of sulphur and sandpaper

Instructor will have the following for use in class



Liver of Sulphur



burning pliers

Student Supply List



needle-nose round

chain-nose pliers

wire snips

Non-asbestos soldering block

optvisor and/or safety glasses.

Ott light and extension cord

Optional Supply List

Instructor Email Address

Instructor Website



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